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Restaurant Industry Awards 2019

NRAEF Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion, Community Service, and Leadership in Restaurants Across the Country

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Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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Come join the first-ever apprenticeship program developed specifically for restaurant, food service, and hospitality.

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Whether you want to get ServSafe certified or become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator, we have you covered.

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Summer Institutes for Educators

Registration is now open from March 12-May 14, 2019

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NRAEF's Allison Rhyne Recognized as Industry Changemaker by Women’s Foodservice Forum

Rhyne, NRAEF's Director Of Development, was honored during the 2019 WFF Leadership Development Conference in Dallas, Texas. WFF ChangeMakers were selected by their companies as rising stars who drive strong business results and exemplify inclusive leadership.

ProStart Selected as Spotlight Charity at Restaurant Leadership Conference

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart program will serve as the spotlight charity for the Restaurant Leadership Conference, April 7-10, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by Restaurant Business, an entity of Winsight.

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